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past that meander up and down the park under pines and eucalyptus. hang out in this environment and you might see butterflies it, fennel, and then the lines. -- dandelions. is ada accessible. public transit is plentiful. we have conquered the steps, we have watched the dogs, and we have enjoyed a beautiful view. this is a place to take someone special on a romantic stroll and enjoyed a beautiful look out. welcome to corona heights located in the heart of this district. it offers a view of the downtown skyline, the bay bridge, and the east bay. it is one of the best kept secrets in the city. it is hardly ever crowded. on any given day, you will run into a few locals. , bought a 37 bus to get there without any parking worries. for legged friends can run freely. there is also a patch of grass for the small box. >> it is a great place. it is a wonderful place to have these kinds of parks. that dog owners appreciate it. >> take time to notice of the wildfires that are on the grassland and keep your head out on the lookout for hawks and other bird life. be sure to take your camera and be prep
the virus grows, if you follow the metaphor that bullying is a systemic virus, then the environment has to change so the virus cannot grow and the only way the environment changes is if youth and adults begin to speak with one voice about changing the social norms that allows it to happen. it makes sense to most of us, you have it khaifrpb the social norms. we must educate. but we must go beyond thinking more rigor will get us better achievement. we have to remember a school is a community and in a xhuept, people look out for each other. they've got each other's back. how do we begin to promote that idea that we are in this thing together? we believe it's through, unfortunately but truly, self-interest. kids are driven developmentally by the desire to fit in, to belong, to be part of an affinity group. if we can capitalize on their desire to look out for their friends and give them some more tools and opportunities and support, they will begin to do what we need them to do to at least confront it in their own small cell of social influence and the compounding and leveraging of that
-old of course they are in that age group that you worry. but my kids i were a far more about the environment which we have created surrounding drugs. the hysteria because that environment allows police officers to look at my kids like they fit the description of a drug user. so i fear that introduction. my kids interactions with the police or a helluva lot more than i feel the interaction of my kid with drugs because i can teach them about drugs because i know that they are predictable. but this interaction with black lace and police that is not predictable. >> both could be avoided by avoiding the drug use. >> certainly. and my kids might avoid it, but the point is that there are kids who want. so if they do not, at least you are keeping them safe by having them have the education. giving them the correct information. not only that you are not only teaching them about drugs that help to think critically. you are teaching them how to evaluate information and that is what we saw you and i found you as a professor. you talked about legalization. one of the things i want to make clear is yes, i
, biology, physics, listening, cognitive, perception and social behavior and the environment. right here in san francisco. and it just does not happen in every city, but it will happen here. not only in san francisco, but for the families around the world. and the exporatorium does so much more for our san francisco communities. it offers our region's children and families 3,500 under served children and families will have free, science workshops. 70. yes. 70 under served middle high school students, opportunities to participate in college prep courses right here and training and hiring of over 200 of our city's youth, in docet jobs called explainers who will be warmly greeting you in front of the brand new station of the exporatorium of muni. [ applause ] >> so that is the function and the purpose of the exporatorium and let me tell you a little bit about how this place does even more than that. it provides public new access, public access to water-front sites for the first time in over 50 years. two, brand new acres of public accessible open space. access to our historic bulkhead at pi
. >> i think people need to be prepared when they are out in the hot environment really the day before. a lot of people come into a park environment like this. they're really not prepared. they're excited about the day. they don't think about drinking a lot of water. it takes time for the body to, you know, many acclimated to these environments. as hot as it is and as hot as it's going to get, it's really recommended that people prepare themselves. >> great american safety and first-aid manager says they get plenty of calls from heat-related illnesses throughout the day. it happens so quickly. he urges people to be very conscious of this. like he said, drink plenty of water and find shade if you feel like you're getting overheated. >>> bells ringing in city hall. the city extended hours to marry same-sex couples. >> reporter: san francisco's civic center was a giant party today at the annual pride celebration got under way. just across the street in san francisco city hall the real celebrations were taking place. >> i now pronounce you spouses for life. >> a day after a federal appeals
avenue. no. 1 to no. 4. richard thomas environment and land management. the appellant is requesting that the abatement appeals board grant jurisdiction. >> good morning. are we taking these items individually or together? individually. in case of 6772, i don't have much to add from the last time this was before you except to state that the commission asked for a detailed table with all the information and i believe we've given that today and it's attachment a. in the back of your staff report and also for your convenience we have included the staff report with the information that we believe you need to make your decision and we strongly urge you on the basis that it's all before you that there is proper information that the appellant is given you to be able to take this case and in doing to mar our ability in both agenda item 1 and 2. and when we go to no. 2, i will be saying the same thing. thank you very much. >> question. could you clarify, are these two separate properties? >> it is and because the applications if you recall you were asking for better clarification at the last
on the environment, our supervisors mark farrell and eric mar who have been skeetingly supportive and our most committed partners the recreation and park department and the san francisco parks alliance. as abigail indicated our budget is $3.15, of which $2 million has been award by the park bond. $350,000 has already been made in in-kind donations thanks to our architect and we have $750,000 left to raise to close the gap. we're going to look to our richmond district community and also neighbors from other districts who use mountain lake park and at all times during the year the park is very active and many districts not just ours will benefit from the improvement of this playground. we have come so far since our meetings three years ago in local coffee shops and we feel really excited and encouraged and we hope you approve our project so we can get to work. thank you. >> thank you very much. >> is there any other public comment? >> good morning commissioners, meredith thomas with the san francisco parks alliance and i agree with dawn these folks have been on-point and doing all the right th
has or she has proven that they foster, can deal in a diverse environment. that's how i understood their plan. it's not just giving you a plus because of race. it's combining that with other factors. >> there is a plus because of race. there are many other factors in the decision and might i say at the white student president of the class in an ethically different school is a measure of leadership. leadership is an independent factor in the p.a.i. he is not getting that point because of his race. he is getting that point because of his leadership. that's a race neutral criteria that could work for anybody. so race is an independent add-on. is it something they can use to boost the p.s.a. element in any way they like. we say it's not necessary. it's not narrowed tailored. it ignores the available alternatives. it's disparate treatment to asian americans because they're minorities as well and to the extent it depends on the classroom factor, there is simply no way to relate or fit what they're doing to the solution of the problem which they use as a major foundation of their proposal
't believe in that. we mean that every classroom, every school environment should be a safe environment where everyone is welcomed regardless of who you are, regardless of your ethnic background, sexual orientation or cultural background and we don't couple that with behaviors that kids will display. and the other thing in terms of context that i want to make sure is clear and i didn't am happy you're here and we are fighting a battle against pop culture and the messages they receive on tv, logging on to the facebook page, logging on to all of the social media that is out there, think how many times in pop culture they refer to someone as "their little b, or little n" and that's just the way we greet each other and for someone that entered school only speaking spanish and you think about the language issues and in spanish i can tell you a whole bunch of terms that people use to great each other that are so racist, homo phobic and have a length and accepted as accepted and we need to work together and we're dealing with a culture we are trying to shift and in san francisco we are proud
the neighborhood and care about the environment. people with a sense of aesthetics and of the community and i think that we found such a tenant with chipotle, i thank you for your time. >> (inaudible) we support our families with this business, we are like 52 members that are held together and we support it. and, i am being in this restaurant for 20 years. and why, just in 50 feet we are a mexican restaurant, chilango and (inaudible) and (inaudible) and we are doing good. fairly good, we support our families. chipotle just one more restaurant, for us, it is our life. we depend on that restaurant. and our families, and we have our really (inaudible) food. the problem is we need to start thinking that they can put us out of the business. we cannot support that kind of (inaudible) for a long time. if you allow them to work there. it will loss our jobs, we loss the way that we support our family and how that we support our children, thank you. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please? >> good afternoon. i am in favor of chipotle coming in for a couple of reasons. and express the jobs that will be availabl
to the talks because in part the higher level mediators say there will be a better environmental -e environment for -- environment for those talks. those talks are set to begin right now. we will bring you the latest when it becomes available. >>> today's commute appears to be rougher than yesterday. we have been watching the traffic all day. how are things looking now sal. >> it is a little bit better but not much. we have some clearing on east bound interstate 880. you can see traffic is still moving and is backed up on to 101 and there is some improvement. but the city streets like first street and harrison, are all just as slow as yesterday. remember it was pretty slow. this is a look at interstate 880, it is not too bad driving past the coliseum. the a's and cubs play tonight. of course there is no bart service there. we haven't seen a big crowd just yet at the coliseum. the traffic on 24 and 680 also very slow heading out. a lot more people in their cars for the evening commute once again. back to you. >> thank you sal. >>> new at 6:00 we have received a lot of questions about how much ba
and hang out and she was amazing. >> the environment, the people, everything. it is like everyone has so much energy. >> hey, you are beautiful. and i love you. >> why? because... it is definitely a lot more fun than being inside. >> so far we have had zero problems. it is a long-step process, a lot of thinking and people involved. so we think that we got rid of all of the problems that could happen. they are doing it, and we are doing it and everybody is doing the best that they can. >> it is a wonderful out reach >> come. >> it is beautiful. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> the san francisco playground's history dates back to 1927 when the area where the present playground and center is today was purchased by the city for $27,000. in the 1950s, the center was expanded by then mayor robinson and the old gym was built. thanks to the passage of the 2008 clean and safe neighborhood parks bond, the sunset playground has undergone extensive renovation to its four acres of fields, courts, play grounds, community rooms, and historic gymnasium. >> here we are. 60 years and $14 million later, and we have got
. long paths allow you to meander, perfect for dog walking in a wooded environment. >> i enjoy this base and the history behind it. the diversity that exists in such an urban city, the concrete, the streets, cars, we have this oasis of a natural environment. it reminds us of what san francisco initially was. >> this is a section for dogs and plenty of parking. transit is available to get you there easily. and the part is ada -- park is ada accessible. there is also a natural lake. this is your chance to stroll and let the kids run free. it also has many birds to watch. it is the place to find some solitude from the city and appreciate what you share with a wonderful breath of fresh air. , an experienced this park and enjoy the peoples, picnics, and sunshine. this is a lovely place to take a stroll with your loved one hand in hand. located in the middle of pacific heights on top of a hill, lafayette park offers a great square a of a peaceful beauty. large trees border greenery. it features tables and benches, a playground, restaurants, and tennis courts. there are plenty of areas for foo
street about 10 years ago. the environment is huge. it is stronger than willpower. surrounding yourself with artists, being in a culture where artists are driving, and where a huge amount of them is a healthy environment. >> you are making it safer. push, push. that is better. when i start thinking, i see it actually -- sometimes, i do not see it, but when i do, it is usually from the inside out. it is like watching something being spawned. you go in, and you begin to work, excavate, play with the dancers, and then things began to emerge. you may have a plan that this is what i want to create. here are the ideas i want to play with, but then, you go into the room, and there maybe some fertile ideas that are becoming manifest that are more interesting than the idea you had initially set out to plan. so there has to be this openness for spontaneity. also, a sense that regardless of the deadline, that you have tons of time so the you can keep your creativity alive and not cut it off and just go into old habits. it is a lot like listening. really listening to watch what is going to emerge.
entrepreneur to waive through. it is a bipartisan comment to recognize that our regulatory environment has become so complex, there are thousands of regulations written into law every single year but rarely, if ever, a regulation ever repealed. the consequence of that is a geologic sentiment of complexity. this complexity, this thicket of regulation and taxation is literally, in my view and is represented by the data i just quoted as well as other pieces of data, is literally choking the entrepreneurial life out of our economy. this is of grave concern or should be to everyone from liberal to libertarian and everyone in between. i recently had the great pleasure to moderate a panel discussionen of the clinton global initiative among three very impressive female entrepreneurs. as one of them noted, she said, you know, kids in school learn how to be employees, they don't learn how to be entrepreneurs. i thought it was a telling comment. how does washington work? i grew up in big business really big business. i would say again, not a partisan comment, i would say it is accurate to describe wa
views. at this day it's hard to remember with this other environment was but it's going to be completely changed. this is at the point with the transit tower and the transit itself comes very close to each other this extraordinary new urban space is going to transform that part of san francisco. i should see is that by virtual effect of the design of the tower itself we're actually able to make one color statement between the center and is tower they'll be white flurnt materials and will relate together they'll create on urban investment. maintenance is very similar to the maintenance on the glass panel. it's very simple we're going to wash the building from the height of a cherry picker crane. this wall will have a guarantee but the warranty is best held in the building is maintained and we think it's critical for once a year to be maintained. we're looking at very careful ail issues of fire safety. the panels are painted aluminum they non-flammable. we're analyzing very, very carefully to see if there's any defects. we have a peer review team that looks at things. if anything by virtua
built were eugenic camps. destroying thes environment. what happened? malaria, a disease that was virtually wiped out on planet earth in the early '60s came back roaring. late '70s a million africans die per year due to malaria. host: this is a result of climate change? caller: this is people who talk about the science. host: bring it to climate change. caller: it is the latest fairy tale. there was the china syndrome for nuclear power plant, now we have climate change. look what science says before hand. during the carter -- nistration chernobyl was really bad. 170 people died but not millions like it said was going to happen. host: democrats' line, georgia. caller: i just wanted to say thank you for c-span. i just wanted to make a short comment about a lot of assumptions people are making about climate change. a guy called in earlier and referred to greenland and said it had been called agreement because it was green. this is totally untrue. a lot people try to do more research before they make up their minds with assumptions about climate change before they come to con
to concentrate and learn. so a school safety environment is no. 1 and we know that when you have that safe environment it's backed up by respect and trust, students will learn better, they will attend school better and academically they will do well and socially they will do well. so socially we're very concerned about implementing at the ground level these laws tom has led the way in enacting. >> but there are a lot of people who don't think this is an issue, unfortunately, sadly. i know you are a big believer in this in mental health and good physical health and the link to academics. could you talk about that, please? >> all the research points to having a healthy school environment, having health in your life, many students, a quarter of our students in california have poverty, a quarter of our children have no health care. what was a million students a year and a half ago is now a million and a half. when you have good nutrition and good health, you will learn better. it goes hand in hand with good mental health and a good school environment. the research points out, we want our k
for human and environmental health. lead addresses five categories that enhances environment. indoor air quality, energy, water, materials and resources, and sustainable sites are the five categories for the lead. you can go for several gold or platinum certifications. >> the city wanted to be silver lead status. . maybe gold was a stretch. and people said, if we're going to be a sustainable organization that the pucs this has got to be the top of the line. it's got to be a lead platinum building. what does that mean to us? we run water, power, and sewer. so, those are some of the biggest things involved in lead platinum. ♪ ♪ >> by late 2008 the project, as we got the contractor on board and we were able to start pricing it, we're a multi-, multi-, multi-million dollar over budget. >> the story a lot of people don't know after we got select today do this project, the first price we came in with was $180 million. and the city said, you know, this is a great building, but we just don't want to spend that much money. so, the project was on the verge of being canceled. >> if you're looki
, off you go. i'll have the environment for $200. laura. what is a plastic bag? yes. environment for $400. sonrisa. what is fishing? right. the environment for $600. sonrisa. what is runoff? correct. environment, $800.
can really express what i'm feeling. if i try to stay in the environment >> we have slowly jack hammered out the concrete and grown beautiful gardens that are part of the community and students lives and the communities lives as well. it's become a designation. they stop and pick what they can through the citizens and really enjoying the living brary garden and obviously the students are topped. being outside it's of they're only chances to get into nature and to feel free. all right. thank you very much. >> thank you very much. >> thank you everyone. >> did you want to say something? >> our garden - >> nice work. >> thank you. next speaker, please >> good morning. i'm here representing as a member of the amazon response team. the more we know about take care of ourselves in a disaster the safer we'll all be and the sooner the folks of san francisco will recover we thank you for the fire department and it's emergency preparedness program. >> good afternoon thank you for the opportunity to address this competent. i'm with the fire department responsive team or in the
the environment. i changed the environment because i was already present but i didn't always want him to, to interact because i really wanted to document real moments and not change anything. so, yeah, that was my role. >> host: eric draper, you write, that it was magical whenever president bush and his father were together. there's a lot of photos of the two presidents bush in this book. >> guest: well, first of all, they look so alike which was really interesting. and anytime they're together it was like history in the making because you have two presidents together, father and son. the only second son of a president or, to become president. and, and they, it was always really interesting to photograph them together as a family because they're so normal in lots of ways other than the fact they're two former, two presidents together. i really enjoyed documenting the family, the entire bush family. >> host: did you get to know mrs. bush as well? >> guest: i did. >> host: i want to ask about this photo on a very, very long couch. how did this one come about? was this, just happenstance? >
and developing positive family dynamic, an emotionally supportive environment. further research would improve our understanding of the factors that increase the risk for sexual violence against women and men, including factors that may be shared between the military and the general population. beitional research would important to improve our understanding how military specific factors such as deployment might increase the risk. funding this research should be a priority for congress. they need sexual -- they need coordination to ensure healing and prevent further victimization. the healthcare systems result -- result -- response needs to be better coordinate to help navigate the system and help organize the counseling and resources in a short and the long term. military nurses can receive sexual assault training, but they are not required to be trained in cash at sexual assault nurses. medicalvide compressive care and obtain further evidence accurately and facilitate prosecution. i think our nurses should be certified. survivors may be reluctant to disclose a victimization for a variety of reaso
to describe the environment we are in. in 2009 when my cofounder lost $2,000 on a glass sculpture because they wouldn't accept credit cards. he called me on the smartphone and we decided to change something and build a reader for him to use. it was the easiest ways for all sizes to accept credit cards. it became more than just a way to accept payments and we saw businesses grow and help to grow the economy in their communities. just as technology connected jim and me, this technology has a way to create these communities and san francisco and soma and new york and so ho. we are creating that technology. it's key to our economic growth. right across the street, it connects both cities. it's grown to a small network of cafes all over san francisco including new york. it's important to bring together these business leaders and mayor lee cares deeply about these issues. i would like to introduce mayor lee. it's with his support that san francisco has become a leading example how government and business can work to together to spur economic growth. [ applause ] >> thank you, jack. thank you
they double. >>> fleets are given a jolt. >> let us provide municipalities, to provide the environment for people to understand what sustainability is about. >> 50 electric cars will go in service in san jose, campbell in the south bay, mill valley. the ceo of mitsubishi north america joins. 20,000 pounds of co 2 will be used over the next three years and this could inspire others to plug? >> these are cute. they have a cool factor. i've had young men come up to me when driving mine and ask where they could buy it. >> backers say if 120108% of residents switched to plug in car, they could save a billion dollars in fuel cost. >>> several cars were damaged this week, parked near this road tuesday night. police believe the damage was caused by a pellet or bb gun. there's a $500 reward for information in this case. >>> today the state's fire agency stressed the importance of firework safety. hundreds of fireworks related fires result in millions of dollars of damage every year. if convicted of illegal fireworks, a violator could be fined and sent to jail for one year. >> we always talk abo
of time to continue to reduce crime and continue to create a safe environment and environment where we would not necessarily need to have this large investment in the criminal justice system. [ applause ] >> to mr. gas skon. if we were to eliminate money bail in effect turn over a decision whether or not someone is in custody to a judge whether or not they have been violator likely to reoffending or a flight risk, do you think that kind of system would likewise get accused of discrimination against the poor or racial minorities or do you think it would be more fair? >> i think it would be more fair. if you look at the fact that hispanics for instance are under the current system 4 percent more likely to be held on a pretrial setting than whites, 27 percent, we can show there is a disparity there. if we create a model that is based on evidence base risk factors that can be applied to the individual and the setting of that individual and can be done objectively not because an officer is making a decision but putting some kind of value system to those factors that are likely to impact r
not paralyze it. i do not think that damon should be the president of environment protection. we need to create that thousands of jobs and billions of investment in our own country. open up federal lands and waters for drilling. there has been a significant decline in the obama years. getting oil from parts of the world that are unstable and could hate us or do hate us is a better strategy than developing -- wen resources and should help mexico with the modernization of its oil sector. the objective should be energy secure with north american resources and american technology driving that change. we should let the market forces decide where to invest. governmentrt to venture capital because it is clearly an oxymoron. it does not work. [applause] a real energy strategy would give us 1% additional real growth in our economy. it would create a burst of optimism that would get us right on track. there are other things we need to do. united states has a huge economic advantage over any other country in this world. not as af immigration political issue, but economic issue. demography is destiny. an a
environment that anybody both taxpayer and shared with agree on but we also want to be a rehabilitative environment and that's been the problem with jails 3 and 4. historically it has not been allowed to be that and we cannot get the kind of wraparound management where we introduce programming that one would hope would help toward successful transition back into society. that is what's going on there. the bottom line is we would be the first county in california that is contemplating in jail project, everyplace in jail not just a jill expansion and be reducing our jail space by 30 percent. every other county in california due to realignment especially those reeling from realignment it's we are not and regions in california due to the recent projects, they are looking at expansion. in the last five years if any jails have been built or those in the pipeline to be built it's about expanding their cell and bed space we are talking reducing by 30 percent. with the recent decision by the court that rejected governor brown's appeal to halt prison realignment, and we see realignment co
climate change, protect our environment and have a strong economy. they don't have to be separate. >> well, gary, it's a pretty tepid job market as it is. is something like this really going to stall it? >> it's absolutely going to kill us and it's not going to kill any kids, as jehmu kind of talks about. they've been in no vanovating f hundreds of years. let me read some of the stats, brenda, and i don't mean to be mundane, but there are certain points recently studied on president obama's attack on coal. first of all, we have 500 years of electricity in coal. so just attacking one of the cheapest energy sources we have. but employment falls by 500,000 jobs. manufacturing loses 280,000 jobs. a family of four's annual income drops by $1,000 a year. gdp decreases by 1.47 trillion. brenda, i could go on and on, but i'm sure others will make similar points. attacking this industry, which, by the way, has been innovating in terms of producing clean coal energy is absolutely ludicrous just by the numbers alone. >> well, jonas, there is a short term and long term. do you think this is a war on j
a regulation, but lots of people add to them. >> so fixing jobs is fixing the small business environment. >> yes. i think so. >> for years companies have been moving forward with same-sex spousal benefits and same-sex couple benefits. >> we did it when i was at hewlett-packard back in 2000. >> you had briefs that hundreds of companies were signing onto about the same-sex marriage situation. this week we saw the supreme court make it possible for same-sex couples to access federal government benefits. two different reactions. this from the chick-fil-a president. sad day for our nation. our founding fathers would be ashamed of our nation to abandon wisdom of the ages. they quickly deleted that tweet. chick-fil-a, of course, no stranger to the gay marriage issue. on the other hand, you have goldman sachs, the big investment bank, they're flying the rainbow flag in response. is it appropriate for companies to be weighing in on this debate? >> well, in some ways companies have already weighed in on the debate because they have provided benefits for same-sex couples. on the other hand, i think
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